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“If Only I Could Take His Place Today” Shaunie O’Neal Shares An Emotional Post After Her Son’s Surgery

Shaunie O’Neal Shares The ‘Toughest Moment Being A Mom’ On Social Media

By: Brianna Wigfall

The son of Basketball Wives, Shaunie O’Neal, and former NBA star, Shaquille O’Neal, had to undergo heart surgery on Thursday. Shareef O’Neal is a college student at UCLA where he plays basketball but had to take a break to deal with his health issues. Shaunie snapped a picture of her ‘baby’ and expressed her feelings about the surgery on Instagram.

“This morning was by far my toughest moment being a mom. If only I could take his place today. Could I at least go with him in that operating room and hold his hand,” she said.

“Separating from him as he was wheeled off to surgery was heartbreaking. That my baby! I don’t care how old, how big, how grown my kids get I still want to protect them. I had no control over any of this. But there is a God, I trust and believe he is in there with my baby right now and has complete control.”